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are learning new details on iran's attempt to shoot down an unmanned u.s. aircraft. last week two russian-designed iranian warplanes fired and missed the drone as it flew in international air space. the pentagon says this will not change america's mission in the region. >> the united states communicated to the iranians we'll continue to conduct surveillance flights in international waters over the arabian gulf consistent with long standing practice in our commitment to security in the region. martha: peter doocy is live in washington. if this happens as we are now learning over a week ago, why didn't when find out about it before the election? >> reporter: the pentagon says they kept the lid on details of this incident until yesterday because the drone mission was classified. but a spokesman said it was a routine surveillance mission to monitor maritime shipping and this unmanned, unarmed drone never flew over iranian turf. >> our aircraft was never in iranian air space. it was always flying in international air space. the international recognized territorial limit is 12 nautical miles of
pledge. [video clip] >> what i would say to grover norquist is the sequester destroys the u.s. military. according to our secretaire defense, it would be shooting ourselves in the hip. a smaller army since 1940 and the smallest airports in the history of the country. sequestration must be replaced. i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table. i will not raise tax rates to do it. i will cap deductions. if you can deduct and around $30,000 or $40,000, you can raise $1 trillion in revenue. the people who would lose deductions would be upper-income americans. i want entitlement reforms to do this. democrats always promised to cut spending, but we never cut spending. i'm looking for more revenue for entitlement reform before the end of the year. >> let me press you one more time on grover norquist. he said you are not inclined to go through on this promise to raise revenues because you like being a senator. your response? >> i love being a senator and i want to be a senator who matters for the state of south carolina and the country. when you are $1
anybody could shock anybody, this ad says the u.s. bailed outcries her and that chrysler is now going to go build jeeps in china democrats call the ad a flat out lie. take a look for yourselves. >> mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. he is ooh ported by lee iacocca and the detroit news. obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. megyn: joining me now, stu varney. they say -- first let's start with obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. >> and sold chrysler to the italians who are going to build -- megyn: stop there, took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold eye chrysler to the italians, true or false. >> true, yes. megyn: sold it to the italians who are going to build jeeps in china. they are going to build jeeps in china. >> yes, confirmed today by the ceo of chrysler. he said in a statement, chrysler is interested in expanding its customer base which can only be done by establishing local production. he goes onto say we intend to return jeep production to china. that is from the ceo today of
witt" starts now. >>> on the brink. fighting escalates in the middle east. what's the u.s. role if it turns into a ground war? we discuss it next. >>> let's make a deal. the latest in talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. should we believe lawmakers will get it done and get it done soon? >>> new twists. the two women behind the falls of america's top spy and how they ended up at the white house on more than one occasion. the saga continues. good morning, everyone, welcome to "weekends with alex witt," we're going to get to what's happening right now out there as we have breaking news on the escalating and deadly crisis in the middle east as it enters its fourth day. overnight explosions could be seen, you see them there, over the gaza skyline. israeli officials say a rocket from gaza injured three soldiers today. israel expanded its air assault, bombing the prime minister's compound and other official buildings. the assault also killed a hamas commander. in israel troops are gathering at the border where many roads into gaza are closed. the military is ready for a ground assault with
. a changeover in governments and, frankly, also people have suspected for the last few years that the u.s. is disengaging from the region. president obama and secretary clinton are in asia which is this pivot to asia. and soap i think that what the united states wants to see here, they want to see can we take morsi, a muslim brotherhood leader, and make him into a constructive leader and can we use this? >> speaking from your expertise, given his background, is that a plausible skcenario for morsi? >> we could put aside his background because his background says, no. he came up through the ranks of the muslim brotherhood. no one expected him to be president but now he is president and the question is, is he going to act as president of egypt with national interests in mind or the ideology? he's so far been leaning in the idea of pragmatism. >> even with the statement today, robin, go ahead. >> the most important meeting hillary clinton will have will be in cairo and what's been so fascinating as this crisis has evolved, the communication between president obama and president morsi almost
argues u.s. drug policy has shifted, quote, without really acknowledging it, we are beginning to experiment with a negotiated surrender. benjamin, there are many people i know not naming names who would like to see the white flag waved on the war on drugs. i will point you to a "washington post" editorial yesterday that talks about decriminalization but warns it is not yet clear how a quasi legal pot industry might operate in colorado and waugs or what its public health effects will be. it could be these are harbingers of a slow national reassessment of a marijuana policy or it could serve as a warning for the other 48 states. a middle of the line road. you seem to argue that -- well, based on the title of the story, that this is the beginning of the end. >> yeah. i think we can talk about marijuana and also about harder drugs, but with regard to pot, i mean if you look at what happened in washington state which is where the dam broke and where the first state legalized recreational use of marijuana, we're now presuming everything holds they will treat marijuana like alcohol,
that got so much attention. but why were those warning signs from the libyan officials on the ground, u.s. officials in libya, why were those not taken more seriously perhaps or addressed in a different way. so part of all this attention is that kind of leverage. andrea? >> that's, of course, what is going to come up at confirmation hearings if she is nominated as the president we are told really wishes to follow up on. that is going to be the focus, part of the focus, of the nomination and confirmation hearings and another warning shot today from lindsey graham, look at what he had to say about a previous confirmational battle one that the republicans lost. >> well, i remember the john bolton episode pretty well. our democratic friends felt like that john boltton didn't have the information needed to make an decision about john bolten to be ambassador and democrats dug in their heels saying we're not going to vote, not going to consider this nomination until we get basic answers to our concerns. all i can tell you is that concerns i have are greater today than they were before. >> intere
republican critics and answer questions about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. rice will sit down with senators john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayott. in recent days, senator mccain has softened his criticism as rice insists that she was relying on talking points from the intelligence community. last night, senator graham rejecting her defense but says he's open to today's meeting. >> she asked to meet with us and now we'll listen to what she has to say about her role in benghazi. the more i know about benghazi, the more upset i am that the consulate was even open on september 11th. when you look at the history and the reporting coming out of libya about the dangers, it should never have been open or heavily reinforced. after the attack, i think the story we were told about a spontaneous event caused by video where a mob turned into a riot is less credible than ever. >> she reportedly called the meeting. seems like a smart move. what do you think? >> well, i think it's a smart move for john mccain to take the meeting. they're boxed in. this is not a figh
controversy over the administration's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in bengha benghazi. members of congress are now vowing to find out why the cia's conclusion that terrorism was to blame for the attack was removed from u.n. ambassador susan rice's talking points. in the days following the deadly assault, rice said administration believed the attack was a reaction to an anti-islamic video. but, an associated press report says former cia director david petraeus testified on friday that he believed all along that the attack on the consulate was a terrorist strike. >> so let's -- before we set up these clips, let's make sure we set this up right. so we've been hearing, mark halperin, that susan rice said what she said because she was reading straight intel from the cia. we find out from david tet pet trace, this isn't true. that immediately david petraeus and intel officials knew this was an al qaeda attack. right? >> it's still kind of confusing. >> i'm basing that on "the new york times" reports and everything that i read through the weekend. >> totality of the reporting is there
and his commitment to work with the u.s. on human rights dialogue will unlease the incredible potential of that beautiful country. this is obama's first trip overseas since his reelection shows he is serious about shifting america's focus leastward. the two are continuing to fire rockets and israel has blamed hamas for does sends of arrests since the violence started. more "bill press show" after the break. we'll be right back. here in our own country. >> it's an issue that ultimately effects each and every one of us. >> thats why current is stepping up. >> ... by feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >> for an entire week we'll explore hunger, malnutrition >> ... and offer solutions. >> so join us here at current tv where together, we'll feed the needy. >> brought to you by the all new doge dart. >> doge: new rules. now imagine the worst case scenario. worse than that. [ woman screaming ] worse. that bad. [ lasers ] so now we need airbags. more airbags. perfect. give it smart brakes
. >> it deledge mizing what could be an important inquiry, because four americans are dead including a u.s. ambassador. we want to know what went wrong so it's not repeated. if this takes on the perception as it is of a partisan witch had you not -- witch-hunt we won't get the answers we deserve. >> the point about those who saw as a partisan witch-hunt. we showed video of senator joseph lieberman. if he does not show the same contempt as the republican senators this morning, it does certainly leave them out there without this trio or bipartisan trio that we've seen or quartet. in his interview with cnn, i'm going to read a portion of what he said when asked about susan rice. she had a distinguished career up until now. secondly, i don't know if i feel i know exactly what she was told before she went on tv that sunday. i think we ought to find out before we decide on whether she's a good or bad public servant. that's what he said on the 25th. >> but here's the problem. the senate's already voted on her once to be the ambassador of the united nations. it's not like -- i don't think anybody
world that came from the arab spring. and the u.s. is in this position where they are standing by israel, very clearly they have said that they support israel's right to defend itself. hillary clinton has met with the palestinian leader weather the egyptian president, with the israeli prime minister but not with hamas. that's going to continue to reverberate in the way that the president has dealings with the arab world going forward from this, and that's what they're looking at as they look forward to the next four years. >> the question, can she get this deal done or push it along. >> and she's dealing with a very different set of players. the playing field has changed dramatically. you have an egypt, tunisia that are no longer in the same position vis-a-vis israel. th then you have turkey, too. that's another sort of wild card where the relationship between israel and turkey deteriorated so much from 2010 to today that, you know, the u.s. really is in a position where they really can't take too many steps back from israel because it's more isolated now than it was even two years ago.
between the u.s. and israel will not change. what has changed is what colby address, and that is, the reality of the arab world. we no longer have mubarak in power in egypt, and that guaranteed to played a key role in dealing with israel. nina is absolutely right, the islamic jihad backed by iran is putting pressure in gaza, and on hamas itself. this has to stop. 1500 rocket attacks on an area slightly twice as large as washington d.c. on wednesday. and attacks within the suburbs of tel aviv and jerusalem are absolutely unacceptable. but i think the hope is this compound -- is this, barack obama has a political advantage because benjamin netanyahu is up for reelection and favored to win. but he was so obvious and so transparent in his support of mitt romney, all but endorsing him this year, i think there is a chance for a resolution. >> that is absurd. what resolution? hamas's charter declares that not only is israel illegitimate and has to be eradicated, but in the carter -- in the charter, jews are the cause of wars starting back to the french revolution. we're stock -- we are
the white house. now to the politics playing out over the aaattack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. senate leaders say they will now investigate the talking points given to u.n. ambassador susan rice and why they did not reflect cia findings shortly after the attack that was a terrorist-related incident. on "meet the press" senate intelligence committee chairperson dianne feinstein defended the house against allegations it changed the script for plital purposes ahead of the election. >> this whole process is going to be checked out. we're going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> and joining me now is rachel smolk and michael smirkonish and jimmy williams. ray she will, let me start off with you. i want to play a couple of other clips from "meet the press." let me play lindsey graham, because what we heard from senator feinstein was a response to some of the comments made particularly by mr. graha miker. >> would this white house mislead people about american security events? i think they might. when t
, we're talking about what the u.s. gives, $2 billion annually, the imf has $4.8 billion in the reserve fund to help egypt and senator lindsey graham over the weekend was very forceful saying we are watching you. they know full well that aid will be cut off if they don't act accordingly trying to broker a peace deal, correct? >> i would say it's more than just trying to broker a peace deal. i think it's fulfilling its obligations. in the first sense its international obligations. one thing the president morsi understood is if hamas continued to do what it was doing and if the pressures on him led to him breaking the peace treaty with israel, then it wasn't just american assistance that would be put at risk. it would be all the assistance internationally. all the investment egypt would need. so he's putting egypt's needs first and foremost and that suggests that actually the economic imperfect it tiff is trumping the ideological imperatives and that's actually a positive sign for the future. >> with hillary clinton going to the region and with these positive signs that morsi has already
said on sunday talk shows about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it was a meeting ambassador rice requested to try and clear the air. she went to the meetings with the acting cia director. but the republican senators were not swayed, not in the least. in fact, it sounded like they had settled on their talking points. here's what they said after the meeting. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed more than i was before. here's what i can tell you. the american people got bad information on 16 september, they got bad information from president obama days after. it was unjustified. to give the scenario as presented by ambassador rice and president obama three weeks before an troubled today. clearly the impression that was given, of the information given to the american people was wrong. >> significantly troubled. more disturbed. their harsh words were somewhat surprising but listening to mccain
with the speech, but with u.s. dollars and a small down payment, if you will, $170 million in aid over the next couple of years if myanmar continues to make democratic reforms, more aid is likely to come. >> thank you, chuck todd. >> as we start the big holiday travel week, thanksgiving will be a big one and travel week is expected to go up for the fourth year in a row. msnbc's jay gray joins me live from chicago's o'hare airport. and jay, you said that you were starting to see a little bit of the foot traffic tick up. >> yeah, good morning, richard. we are continuing to see it if you will take a look at terminal three here at o'hare airport, and you can see the plenty of people pulling the luggage and 23 million or more are expeckted to travel over the holidays and across the nation, and this is the crossroads for millions of the travelers. this is going to be the busiest airport in america over the holiday week, so a lot of people are coming through chicago as they get on the way to grandmas or wherever they may be going. a majority of the people, richard, will be be traveling in cars. they w
brennan is on capitol hill. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. u.s. ambassador susan rice hopes to put that controversy to rest. if she is successful, it would remove the largest political hurdle to her nomination as secretary of state. rice is meeting right now behind closed doors with three of her most vocal critics, republican senator john mccain, kelly ayotte and lindsey graham talking behind closed doors to discuss classified material. the acting director of the cia, mike morel, is helping her answer questions and will accompany her to other meetings on the hill this week. an aide to mccain tells cbs news that rice requested this meeting last week and it could be decisive. if she answers mccain's questions to his satisfaction, he says he would support her nomination. >> margaret, what do you think those questions will be from the senators that they want answered? >> reporter: charlie, there are a lot of them. specifically senator mccain has said he wants ambassador rice to explain why she did not mention that within 24 hour
minister, the prime minister assuring president obama according from what we're hearing from u.s. officials, there would not be a full-scale ground assault into gaza unless hamas escalated its moves into southern israel. meaning the rocket attacks. we heard an israeli defense force spokeswoman who said we are currently training and preparing for ground possibilities. which one is it? >> well first of all, military, generally speaking will always, this is their job, and i say this as someone who served in the military, you always have to have a contingency plan. so the fact that for 75 people, 75,000 israeli reservists were authorized to be recruited by the idf. it doesn't mean that the idf is going to use them tomorrow. regarding your first question, the israeli cabinet, the commander-in-chief, gave the israeli defense forces a clear mandate, to remove the threat that we view to be of strategic nature. to remove the threat of rockets and missiles coming into israel from gaza. but the mandate was not limited in time or in scope. so certainly the possibility of an israeli ground, ground force
people think he's waiting to run for the u.s. senate seat in 2014. half of those polled had a positive but said they don't know about him to form an opinion. a little break iing news out of virginia. republican lieutenant governor bill bolling is going to make it official that he will drop out of the race this morning clearing a path fo the likely nominee for governor. governor mcdonnell said he was still backing bolling. are you supporting bill bolling? >> i told him four years ago i would support him. >> you're sticking with us? >> he's a good man. >> are you worried about a divisive primary? >> primaries and conventions are about choices. once we finish those, we get back together and try to win. >> likely democratic nominee appears to be terry mcauliffe. no other major democrats have announced they will get in. mark warner said no. the joke, running joke, among operatives about mcauliffe's chances were always, well, they have no chance of becoming governor unless they get to face fill in the blank of the other guy. mcauliffe versus kucinelli. we'll see if that turns out to be the r
and the israelis know that. i think most people here in the u.s. would say if 700 rockets hit you, israel has a right to self-defense. if this gets out of hand, you have a new government in egypt that shares some roots, some political roots, with hamas but doesn't want to wreck its relationship with us. you have the situation in syria that is so violent and i think israel knows that it wants to be careful not to let this out of hand. and so maybe this three party, i agree with martin, this three-party agreement could be very important and maybe a sign that in his second term president obama is going to get more engaged in the peace process. there has been talk of sending president clinton as a mideast envoy. i thought that was an intriguing idea. but at least i think this is -- these are all very good signs for the situation. >> e.j., stay with us, and martin fletcher, thanks to you. i want to bring in senator chris koonce. senator, good morning. >> good morning 0, chris. >> the senate did unanimously pass that resolution standing by israel, something you co-response arored. what do you think
is how he feels about the u.s. that's been a big question mark for everyone here. what is this man's relationship to the u.s. what is our relationship with egypt going to be. and one of the very interesting things is through out the recent crisis in gaza, even on the phone with president obama 24-7. he made six calls to the white house, one of them at 2:30 in the morning. he came away saying the president was very, very helpful and he feels the u.s. and egypt have a strong relationship and they're very much in alignment about goals in the region. >> what does that translate into in terms of practical steps? for example, we know the arms are going in to gaza, from the sudan into egypt, into the tunnels and into gaza. is he prepared to stop that flow and bring some stability? >> i think that's going to be a real interesting question. the first point of order is to see what he does with the constitutional issue in his own country. that's bin the big hoopla over the last several weeks. he's made this big power grab. what does that mean? what kind of friend will he be in the region. we
from getting the u.s. at the cliff, from going to default as we saw a year and a half ago. also markets are responding to the fact that and how that could be cut or not but can we see political cohesion? if the president can't move forward on this issue, the rest of his agenda is going to become more difficult. >> and because of the way this package of cuts and tax increases is build that hits on january 1st, they can be negotiated at the same time, which is to say republicans have straits in what the so they may end up making decisions, that i will live with what the president wants on taxation so i can get what i want on defense cuts. >> that's right. you heard, for instance, bill crystal, essentially tell republicans to say, listen, that they should accept this deal from obama, the higher tax rates on the rich of course that was something that was backed up by 60% to 70% of people who voted, some of whom were republican said yes, let's take that deal. so i think you're right. they're looking at all of these issues been i think there will be something of a meeting of the minds overs n
and raining sharp freely on the u.s. economy oh. >> obama: our challenge is to make sure that we're able to cooperate together, work together, find some common ground. my hope is that this is going to be the beginning of a fruitful process where we're able to come to an agreement that will reduce our deficit in a balanced way. >> eliot: once the meeting was over the congressional leaders all agreed that some sort of agreement was possible. democrats reid and pelosi were firm on the need to compromise and get things done quickly. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. we're both going to have to give up things that we know are a problem. >> we should have a goal in terms of how much deficit reduction. we should have a deadline before christmas. before should show milestones of success so that confidence can build as we reach our solution. >> eliot: for their part republicans boehner and mc mcconnell agreed that that some sort of agreement was possible. >> we should show our seriousness. we've put revenue on the payable.. >> eliot: earlier this week president obam
the attack in the u.s. mission in libya. rice attributeed the assault to outrage over anti-muslim film despite intelligence that it was an organized terror strike. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern from washington. now back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: black friday is a few days away. shoppers across the country are getting ready for the crazy christmas deals. but if you show that the largesy not be anyone there. union officials are promising a blackout on black friday at wal-mart. all right, bob. it looks like the workers at wal-mart are upset. they have a minimum hourly pay of $13. they want -- sorry, $12.57. they want higher wages of $13 and the option to work full time. i would point out they will endure 36% increase in the health premiums. it wonder who they voted for. if they voted for obama don't blame me. what is going on here? >> bob: what is going on is wal-mart does not have a union representing them. largest company in the united states not unionized. trying to unionize for a long time. wal-mart is afraid of the workers organizing the collective righ
end on an upward trajectory, getting the best possible people around him as confederates in the u.s. senate, strong ministers in the cabinet around him. go for it, mr. president. good isn't great. great is great. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead -- still conservative after all this year. governor romney spent the whole gop primary season catering to the right, telling immigrants to self-deport, bragging that he'd get rid of planned parenthood, saying he'd cut everyone's taxes. so, how did that work out for him? here's how mr. romney was recently spotted pumping his own gas in california. no secret service, no advisers, and no words on whether he used regular or premium. romney thought he'd be on the road to the white house by now. instead, he's just on the road. meanwhile, the president is heading home on air force one after meeting with world leaders. he didn't pump the gas for that plane. here's the point. elections have consequences. the american p
. i'm dead serious. >>> wow, jesse jackson jr. resigned today from the u.s. congress. in the past few months he's been -- since left washington been treated at mayo for bipolar disorder, gastrointestinal issues and reports he's facing a federal investigation for misuse of campaign funds. they are also investigating that he was in a pay to play scheme with rod blagojevich, to be named barack obama's open senate seat. [ bell ringing ] ♪ in a world where ♪ there is so much to see ♪ there's still no other place ♪ that i would rather, rather ♪ rather, rather be ♪ [ male announcer ] dip into sabra hummus and discover a little taste of the world. enjoy sabra dips. adventure awaits. >>> welcome back to "hardball." president obama's convincing re-election has left some detractors threatening to leave the country for real. state by state. right now seven states have collected more than 30,000 signatures. each on petitions to secede. alabama, florida, louisiana, florida, texas leads the pack with more than 115,000 signatures by itself to, quote, peacefully grant the state of texas to
on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. senator john mccain is chief among her critics, but he has since backed off his threat to block her nomination. the two are set to meet tuesday. what a fascinating chat that will be. >> i'm sure they will embrace. >>> also on capitol hill, signs of a growing republican revolt. lawmakers who promised not to raise taxes are now reconsidering. >> they're trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, which looms in just more than a month. abc's karen travers is in washington with the latest. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. there seems to be a realization sinking in for lawmakers from both parties that they're going to have to compromise to reach a deal. but for many republicans, that may mean breaking a long-standing pledge on taxes. >> reporter: the senate's back in session, and the countdown to the fiscal cliff now stands at five weeks. if congress doesn't act, $650 billion in spending cuts and tax increases automatically go into effect on january 1. there are now increasing signs that republicans may be willin
chronicle," oil giant bp has been handed the largest ever criminal fine in u.s. history. in connection with the 2010 oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and triggered a massive spill in the gulf of mexico. two employees face involuntary manslaughter charges. bp will plead guilty to the deaths and for lying over how much oil was really gushing out of the deep water horizon. bp made a record $25.8 billion in profits last year. >>> "the indianapolis star," hostess is expected to announce today whether it will shutter operations permanently. the move would result in the loss of 18,000 jobs, and the company could begin to liquidate itself in bankruptcy court. right now striking workers are preventing production over their objections to a contract offering benefit and wage cuts. hostess makes iconic baked goods from twinkies to ding dongs to wonder bread, and it could all go away today. >> be careful what you -- this is a great company. i know you don't love ding dongs and twinkies, but many people do. >> a lot of jobs at stake. >> yes. >> i know it's complicated, for sure. no snarky com
of a u.s. ambassador. >> and the president of the united states and his press secretary said the same thing. >> yeah. >> why susan rice? katty kay, we're in for a heck of a bruising fight. do you agree with us that the republicans will be playing into david plouffe and david axelrod's hands here? >> yes, and that's exactly what the white house is realizing. on the merits of it, if john mccain was indignant about what happened in benghazi, the person he should've called out was the secretary of state. and so, presumably, the person he should be saying was unfit for office if there was anyone he was going to call out would be at the top of the state department. that's not what susan rice's job was to deal with security in bengha benghazi. >> you all can defend susan rice, but i can't. seriously. >> still ahead, we'll be talking to the "washington post's" eugene robinson. also, author nate silver will be here. >> that'll be fun. >> i'm not going to ask for an apology. >> who's the guyen o the right? >> this guy on the right. >> handsome devil. >> he is. senior adviser to open society fou
. it is the first time a u.s. president has visited that country. he met with prime minister thein sein in the summit meetings then. from there, he spoke with benjamin netanyahu and mohamed morsi about ongoing fighting in ga gaza. and hostess isn't liquidating just yet. they'll be in mediation to work out differences. back to "hardball." >>> we're back. according to some reports, the president could name a successor to hillary clinton as early as next week. i think it could come this week. it's a decision fraught with risk. "the new york times" reported yesterday that the white house aides say the president's favored candidate is susan rice, the current ambassador to the u.n. but republicans like senator john mccain and lindsey graham have threatened to filibuster her nomination thanks to her appearances on tv following the benghazi attacks. would the president risk starting off his second term with a decision that would likely lead to a bitter confrontation fight? richard wolffe is vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com. he's also an msnbc political analyst. and jay newton-sm
the u.s. congress. in the past few months he's been -- since left washington been treated at mayo for bipolar disorder, gastrointevenlt issues and reports he's facing a federal investigation for misuse of campaign funds. they are also investigating that he was in a pay to play scheme with rod blagojevich, to be named barack obama's open senate seat. jackson was easily re-elected to a chicago district this month. we'll be right back. you can prevent gas with beano meltaways, or treat gas with these after you get it. now that's like sunblock before or sun burn cream later. oh, somebody out there's saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. >>> welcome back to "hardball." president obama's convincing re-election has left some detractors threatening to leave the country for real. state by state. right now seven states have collected more than 30,000 signatures. each on petitions to seceed. alabama, florida, law law, florida, texas leads the pack with more than 115,000 signatures by itself to, quote, peacefully grant the state of texas to withdraw from the united s
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